General Data
Name of instrument Spatial Planning Act (= Zakon o urejanju prostora)
Country SI
Spatial level national
Type Laws and regulations
Subtype Laws
Description It enables liberalization of spatial interventions and gives more freedom to municipalities which can make a planning contract with an investor. Spatial planning act tends towards balanced spatial development through reconciliation of economic, social and environmental aspects of development. It enforces regional schemes of spatial development as partner spatial planning documents of the state and of municipalities linked into regions.
General objectives spatial interventions, participatory approach
General objectives keywords land development; socio-economic development;
Responsible National authority
Stakeholder Involved National authority;
Reference http://zakonodaja.gov.si/rpsi/r01/predpis_ZAKO1581.html
General assessment of strength and weakness It enables liberalization of spatial interventions and gives more freedom to municipalities which can make a planning contract with an investor. It defines clearly delineation of competence between the state and municipalities, introduces the regional level, a participatory approach and transparency of procedures
The act does not offer enough support of preventing plans which are results of aggressive claims of different economic and political actors who misusing global trends and world economy are able to enforce their plans on the best land.
Metadata
Date of entry 2007/05/04
Implementation
Legal status mandatory
Extension all municipalities
Comment The newly adopted legislation allows for all the participants in the preparation and the adoption stages of municipal spatial planning acts such as the municipality spatial development strategy comprising urban and landscape aspects, the municipal spatial order and detailed plans the right to express their recommendations, observations and suggestions.
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Characteristics
Preconditions for implementation It is an umbrella law so preconditions are non existant.
General comment It has already been changed since introduction.
Assessment
Relevance
Status strong indirect relevance
Ranking 2
Remark "umbrella law," no direct influence
Acceptance
Status
Ranking 4
Remark law estimated as widely accepted, but maybe not by environmental NGOs as it "...does not offer enough support of preventing plans which are results of aggressive claims of different economic and political actors who misusing global trends and world economy are able to enforce their plans on the best land." (see weakness of instrument
Implementation
Status
Ranking 5
Remark
Feasibility
Status Legislation, political will
Ranking 4
Remark
Effectiveness
Status
Ranking
Remark Difficult to assess and depending on the local interpretation.